执即自限   林钰堂

 

 

一般人自然有其见解与好恶
若执己见己意
难免与他人冲突
或与世情相违
因此形成烦恼 遭遇阻障
即使有良师益友规劝
说过几次不听 就没人管了

一般人的见解与好恶
往往是偏颇的
执着己见己意的结果
其实就是自限于小小天地之内
坐井观天

若能不坚持己见己意
才可能考虑其他的选择
才可能有开阔的视野以及清明的心地
放下执着
才有无限解脱的可能

聪明的你
只要瞭解了执着其实是自限
应该就不会「故步自封」了吧

                     二○一二年十二月十九日
                     养和斋     于加州

 

Grasping Means Self-limitation

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

Ordinary people naturally has personal views and preferences
When one insists on personal views and intentions
Conflicts with others or worldly situations
Can hardly be avoided
Consequently sorrows formed and hindrances encountered
Even when there are good teachers or friends giving advices
After several times of failed persuasions
None will bother to say anything anymore

Ordinary people's views and preferences
Are often biased and partial
The result of grasping to personal views and intentions
Is actually self-limitation within a tiny sphere
Just as sitting inside a well to see the sky

If one does not insist on personal views and intentions
Only then can one consider other possible choices
And have an open panoramic view and clear mind
When grasping is let go
Only then can the possibility for boundless emancipation arise

Smart you
As long as you comprehend that
Grasping is indeed self-limitation
You will certainly no longer stay
Within the old steps that are self-confining

 

Written in Chinese and translated on December 19, 2012
El Cerrito, California